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Posted: 1/25/2011 1:42:04 PM EDT
So I'm pretty sure my room mate's cat ate an ambien off of my floor about an hour ago. He looks kinda tired..... but he is a lazy indoor cat, so I dunno?

I don't really like cats, but i'd feel bad if the little (well, big and fat) guy had any long term issues. If he actually did end up scarfing one down should I just let him sleep it off?

I'm not putting any money out of pocket for the thing, but if i can feed him something to neutralize it i may try that.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:42:57 PM EDT
If his pecker does not go down in 4 to 6 hours, contact a vet.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:43:18 PM EDT
Call a vet and then call your roommate.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:43:22 PM EDT
Ambien tastes pretty foul.

Then again, so does cat food, judging by the smell.

Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:43:44 PM EDT
Don't let him drive or operate heavy equipment.


In all seriousness, I hope it's alright.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:43:44 PM EDT
Did he died?
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:43:50 PM EDT
Does he hate Mondays now?

Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:44:19 PM EDT
This thread would be better with a live video feed. Just sayin'
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:45:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:45:25 PM EDT
Just wait until it wakes up to find the fridge is completely devoid of food.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:45:27 PM EDT
If true, you should take him to an emergency hospital immediately. Even Acetaminophen, for example, is extremely toxic to cats. This is potentially a life threatening event for that cat. Yes, I'm serious.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:45:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:46:04 PM EDT
Who's pill was it?
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:47:04 PM EDT
The little bastard will sleep for awhile, wake up, take your credit cards and buy a bunch of kitty porn, cat nip and scratching posts on the internet, go back to sleep and never know he did it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:47:09 PM EDT
Call ASPCA poison control at (888) 426-4435. See what they say.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:48:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Angelshare1:
Does he hate Mondays now?



Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:49:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:49:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By kcolg30:
If his pecker does not go down in 4 to 6 hours, contact a vet.


wrong drug

Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:50:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cat_aclysm:
Call ASPCA poison control at (888) 426-4435. See what they say.


I was just going to post that, or call ANY vet for advice. Also call your roommate and let them know. . .I'm sure a sleeping pill intended for a full sized adult would have some negative effects on a cat, even a fat one
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:52:52 PM EDT
If that's what it was, he's already dead. Just moving around and not aware he's dead yet.

If you want to be nice, call your roommate and see what he/she says about it. A vet could probably make him puke it up.

Cats cannot "spit" something out, they toss things around in their mouth and it usually falls out. A dry pill with a wet tongue basically means it's getting swallowed because it won't fall. They rely on fantastic upchuck ability to get rid of items ingested that way.

Also, recreational prescription drugs are bad, mkay? The type of place with roommates and ambien on the floor seems like one step away from a felony stop and loss of firearms. The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:55:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:56:32 PM EDT
It's a cat. How can you tell if it's dosed or just being a cat?
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:56:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
If that's what it was, he's already dead. Just moving around and not aware he's dead yet.

If you want to be nice, call your roommate and see what he/she says about it. A vet could probably make him puke it up.

Cats cannot "spit" something out, they toss things around in their mouth and it usually falls out. A dry pill with a wet tongue basically means it's getting swallowed because it won't fall. They rely on fantastic upchuck ability to get rid of items ingested that way.

Also, recreational prescription drugs are bad, mkay? The type of place with roommates and ambien on the floor seems like one step away from a felony stop and loss of firearms. The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.


WOW
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 1:57:19 PM EDT
I would call your roommate and proceed with whatever he wants to do.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:00:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2011 2:02:30 PM EDT by Your1Savior]

Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
If that's what it was, he's already dead. Just moving around and not aware he's dead yet.

If you want to be nice, call your roommate and see what he/she says about it. A vet could probably make him puke it up.

Cats cannot "spit" something out, they toss things around in their mouth and it usually falls out. A dry pill with a wet tongue basically means it's getting swallowed because it won't fall. They rely on fantastic upchuck ability to get rid of items ingested that way.

Also, recreational prescription drugs are bad, mkay? The type of place with roommates and ambien on the floor seems like one step away from a felony stop and loss of firearms. The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.

geezus........ maybe you should take your own advice and lay off the crack cocaine......




It's fucking ambien, as in sleep aids.... it's not like he's free-basing oxycontins


ETA:

The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.



Sounds like you need to clean up your act and quit hanging around druggies After all, it's only one stop away from a felony and the loss of your firearms.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:00:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
If that's what it was, he's already dead. Just moving around and not aware he's dead yet.

If you want to be nice, call your roommate and see what he/she says about it. A vet could probably make him puke it up.

Cats cannot "spit" something out, they toss things around in their mouth and it usually falls out. A dry pill with a wet tongue basically means it's getting swallowed because it won't fall. They rely on fantastic upchuck ability to get rid of items ingested that way.

Also, recreational prescription drugs are bad, mkay? The type of place with roommates and ambien on the floor seems like one step away from a felony stop and loss of firearms. The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.


The cat isn't allowed in my room, except to look at the fishtank every once in awhile. I'm a young adult, and can't afford to live by myself for another couple years most likely. The ambien is mine, and i know i had dropped one or two last night, but had to get up early, so i didn't worry about it. I don't take it very often, unless I have to get up very early, and have to go to bed very early. Maybe a few times a month. No recreational use.....(how is falling asleep fun?!)

Not worried about the law, I live a very clean life..., but thanks.

Poison control said to see how he acts because it's not the CR or whatever, and it's been too long to have him spit it up since it dissolves within 20-30 mins. in the stomach.

He's still alive and doesn't seem too bad?
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:01:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
If that's what it was, he's already dead. Just moving around and not aware he's dead yet.

If you want to be nice, call your roommate and see what he/she says about it. A vet could probably make him puke it up.

Cats cannot "spit" something out, they toss things around in their mouth and it usually falls out. A dry pill with a wet tongue basically means it's getting swallowed because it won't fall. They rely on fantastic upchuck ability to get rid of items ingested that way.

Also, recreational prescription drugs are bad, mkay? The type of place with roommates and ambien on the floor seems like one step away from a felony stop and loss of firearms. The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.


Dude, your weird.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:01:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:
If that's what it was, he's already dead. Just moving around and not aware he's dead yet.

If you want to be nice, call your roommate and see what he/she says about it. A vet could probably make him puke it up.

Cats cannot "spit" something out, they toss things around in their mouth and it usually falls out. A dry pill with a wet tongue basically means it's getting swallowed because it won't fall. They rely on fantastic upchuck ability to get rid of items ingested that way.

Also, recreational prescription drugs are bad, mkay? The type of place with roommates and ambien on the floor seems like one step away from a felony stop and loss of firearms. The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze. Maybe clean up your act? and your apartment for that matter.


You arent any relation to this guy, are you?

Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:02:17 PM EDT


Forcing him to drink peroxide will induce vomiting.

Way to go having pills lying around on the floor. Very indicative.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:09:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trenchfoot:

Way to go having pills lying around on the floor. Very indicative.


Where the fuck do they make you people?

Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:10:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trenchfoot:


Forcing him to drink peroxide will induce vomiting.

Way to go having pills lying around on the floor. Very indicative.



Of what?


I don't think that word (indicative) means what you think it means.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:11:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Slavac:
Best thread title of the year.


Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:14:30 PM EDT
why do many assume that because a college kid has a Rx, and its a controlled substance, hes doing it recreationally? Things happen. Chill. I was prescribed percocet for a root canal and ended up washing them in the washing machine, lol. had them in my pocket incase i was in pain. it happens. i ended up finding one under my drivers seat 8 months later. threw it out.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:15:39 PM EDT
man you really screwed the pooch on that one..

damn druggies!







Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:17:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RR_Broccoli:

The only people I know that have pills go missing randomly (in couch cushions, floor, etc.) are taking drugs relationally and mixing them with booze.

Pills get dropped by legal users all the time.

My wife took an ambien on accident once. Looks just like a generic claritin.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:19:01 PM EDT
One 10 Mg. ambein will lay out most 150 Lb persons, that cat ate the equivalent of a 150 Lb. person taking ten (100 Mg.) of zolpidem (assuming similar absorption/metabolism of the drug). that cat is probably dead by now.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:19:43 PM EDT
A person can't overdose on ambien just by itself can he?

I wonder if a cat can? Maybe it will make him sleep for a long time.

You should take the cat to an animal hospital, and you shouldn't leave pill on the floor like a drug addict.

Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:20:37 PM EDT
Some meds that work in humans dont metabalise the same in pets /animals. should be OK.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:21:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2011 2:21:49 PM EDT by trenchfoot]
Originally Posted By DV8:
Originally Posted By trenchfoot:


Forcing him to drink peroxide will induce vomiting.

Way to go having pills lying around on the floor. Very indicative.



Of what?

I don't think that word (indicative) means what you think it means.




It means what I thought...

indicative
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:23:29 PM EDT
some of you all that are going too hard on the OP are the same ones who let your children run with sizzors in the middle of traffic with no shoes on while shouting at the top of their lungs. hypocrites.... noones perfect. he dropped a pill that a room mate who dosnt know how to lock up a cat when leaving ate it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:24:05 PM EDT
Lack of video fail.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:26:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Whocares05050:

Some meds that work in humans dont metabalise the same in pets /animals.

Drug dog I know ate enough cocaine to kill several people. He's fine.


Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:26:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By trenchfoot:


Forcing him to drink peroxide will induce vomiting.

Way to go having pills lying around on the floor. Very indicative.




OH TEH NOES, I'm a Drug Addict!!!1!!1!11
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:27:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DontShootMyDog:
Originally Posted By trenchfoot:

Way to go having pills lying around on the floor. Very indicative.


Where the fuck do they make you people?



What do you mean you people?
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:28:01 PM EDT

I hope the poor thing doesn't suffer or die, but it's still pretty funny.

On an unrelated note i saw a Yorkshire Terrier eat a 10mg? Adorall once (half amphetamine pill)...i never saw a dog literally fly through the air until that point
It lived, but i don't think it ate anything for a few days

Speed
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:28:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By LW303:
A person can't overdose on ambien just by itself can he?

I wonder if a cat can? Maybe it will make him sleep for a long time.

You should take the cat to an animal hospital, and you shouldn't leave pill on the floor like a drug addict.



Yes, pretty easily. It is a sedative/hypnotic and like most others can cause CNS depression to the point of respiratory failure and death in the event of an overdose.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:28:55 PM EDT
I've had to give my wife's cat pills before. It's almost impossible. I don't see a cat swallowing a pill on his own.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:29:00 PM EDT
sweet dreams, kitty.


Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:31:11 PM EDT
Well, sounds like kitty is in it for the duration now.

We'll just have to see if he pulls through.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:31:27 PM EDT
If it starts to have strong sexual urges and an urge to gamble, but may include suicidal thoughts, consult a vet asap.
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 2:36:20 PM EDT
Here is a cat thread in GD; I opened this fully expecting to find a bunch of "shoot it" or "your not a man if you own/live with a cat" replies.

GD surprised me today.


OP, hope kitty is OK.
Could be awkward to kill your roomate's cat.
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